SIA RU007403, Vogt, G. B (George Britton) 1920-, George B. Vogt Papers, circa 1933-1991

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Summary

Creator:
Vogt, G. B (George Britton) 1920-
Title:
George B. Vogt Papers, circa 1933-1991
Dates:
1933, 1933-1991, circa 1933-1991
Notes:
George B. Vogt (1920-1991), an entomologist and authority on leaf beetles and longhorned beetles, was educated at the University of Maryland (B.S., 1941; M.S., 1949). His professional career began in 1942 when he joined the United States Public Health Service as an entomologist assigned to various World War II studies. In 1949, Vogt was appointed Entomologist with the Insect Detection and Identification Branch, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and assigned to taxonomic work at the United States National Museum. He remained with the Branch and its successor organization, the Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) until 1972, when he was reassigned to the USDA's Southern Weed Science Lab (SWSL) in Stoneville, Mississippi. Vogt retired from the USDA in 1978, but continued his research at the SEL and SWSL until his death
Vogt participated in several field expeditions during his career at the USDA. From 1950 to 1952, he was in Burma working on a mosquito survey. In 1956, Vogt explored Spain and southwest Asia for potential biological control agents for the weed Halogeton, and from 1960 to 1962, he traveled to South America to conduct investigations on the natural enemies of alligator weed
Summary:
The papers of George B. Vogt primarily document his entomological research and field work during his career with the USDA. They also concern, to a lesser extent, his work with the United States Public Health Service, 1942-1947, and entomological research before and after his career in federal service. They include correspondence and memoranda concerning the identification of specimens, publication of scientific papers, professional activities, and field work, especially his trips to Burma, Spain, southwestern Asia, and South America; field notes, 1933-1991, which contain information on specimens collected; and correspondence, notes, and drafts from his work on a chapter on Coleoptera which appeared in Insects of Panama and Mesoamerica: Selected Studies, 1992
Topic:
Entomology
Subjects:
Vogt, G. B (George Britton) 1920-, Systematic Entomology Laboratory (U.S.), United States Public Health Service, United States Dept. of Agriculture Insect Detection and Identification Branch, United States National Museum Division of Insects, Southern Weed Science Laboratory (U.S.)
Form/Genre:
Mixed archival materials, Collection descriptions
Local Number:
SIA RU007403
Physical Description:
1.6 linear meters

Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7403

Vogt, G. B, (George Britton),1920-

George B. Vogt Papers, circa 1933-1991

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Vogt, G. B, (George Britton),1920-
Title: George B. Vogt Papers
Dates: circa 1933-1991
Quantity: 1.6 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 7403
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

George B. Vogt (1920-1991), an entomologist and authority on leaf beetles and longhorned beetles, was educated at the University of Maryland (B.S., 1941; M.S., 1949). His professional career began in 1942 when he joined the United States Public Health Service as an Entomologist assigned to various World War II studies. In 1949, Vogt was appointed Entomologist with the Insect Detection and Identification Branch, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and assigned to taxonomic work at the United States National Museum. He remained with the Branch, and its successor organization, the Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) until 1972, when he was reassigned to the USDA's Southern Weed Science Lab (SWSL) in Stoneville, Mississippi. Vogt retired from the USDA in 1978, but continued his research at the SEL and SWSL until his death.

Vogt participated in several field expeditions during his career at the USDA. From 1950 to 1952, he was in Burma working on a mosquito survey. In 1956, Vogt explored Spain and southwest Asia for potential biological control agents for the weed Halogeton, and from 1960 to 1962, he traveled to South America to conduct investigations on the natural enemies of alligator weed.

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Descriptive Entry

The papers of George B. Vogt primarily document his entomological research and field work during his career with the USDA. They also concern, to a lesser extent, his work with the United States Public Health Service, 1942-1947, and entomological research before and after his career in federal service. They include correspondence and memoranda concerning the identification of specimens, publication of scientific papers, professional activities, and field work, especially his trips to Burma, Spain and southwestern Asia, and South America; field notes, 1933-1991, which contain information on specimens collected; and correspondence, notes, and drafts from his work on a chapter on Coleoptera which appeared in Insects of Panama and Mesoamerica: Selected Studies, 1992.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7403, Vogt, G. B, (George Britton),1920-, George B. Vogt Papers

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Container List

Box 1

1949-1951

Box 1 of 3

1951, 1952, 1953

Box 1 of 3

1954, 1955, 1956 (see Halogeton file)

Box 1 of 3

1957 (see Halogeton file)

Box 1 of 3

1958

Box 1 of 3

1959

Box 1 of 3

1960

Box 1 of 3

1961

Box 1 of 3

1962

Box 1 of 3

1963

Box 1 of 3

1964

Box 1 of 3

1955-1977

Box 1 of 3

Barr, W. F.

Box 1 of 3

Benoit

Box 1 of 3

Bridwell

Box 1 of 3

Carlson and Agrilus

Box 1 of 3

Diabrotica

Box 1 of 3

1971-1972

Box 1 of 3

Genter, Louis G. (Collaborator)

Box 1 of 3

Dillon

Box 1 of 3

Howden

Box 1 of 3

Gressitt

Box 1 of 3

Helfer, J. R.

Box 1 of 3

Hespenheide

Box 1 of 3

Janzen, D.

Box 1 of 3

Knull

Box 1 of 3

Nelson

Box 1 of 3

Quarantine Permits

Box 1 of 3

Plummers Island (3 folders)

Box 1 of 3

Ortiz, I.

Box 1 of 3

Greene, George

Box 1 of 3

Pending

Box 1 of 3

Fauna and Flora Committee

Box 1 of 3

House and Grounds Committee

Box 1 of 3

Food Committee

Box 1 of 3

Jury Duty

Box 1 of 3

Coleoptera Society

Box 1 of 3

Salinity Tolerance, A. quad., Manuscript and Correspondence

Box 1 of 3

Manual of Dangerous Insects

Box 1 of 3

Collecting Itineraries

Box 1 of 3

Miscellaneous - Unsorted

Box 1 of 3

Administrative Circulars

Box 1 of 3

United States Department of Agriculture Publications

Box 1 of 3

George B. Vogt

Box 1 of 3

Oulema

Box 1 of 3

Wilderness Society

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Travel Requisites

Box 2 of 3

Personnel

Box 2 of 3

Retirement

Box 2 of 3

Selman

Box 2 of 3

Administrative (2 folders)

Box 2 of 3

Field Reports - Halogeton Survey 1956

Box 2 of 3

United States/Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Box 2 of 3

General File - Halogeton Survey 1956 and 1957

Box 2 of 3

Final Report - Halogeton Survey 1956

Box 2 of 3

Final Report - Alligator Weed Survey, 1960

Box 2 of 3

Burma Clippings and Receipts

Box 2 of 3

Burma Malaria Reports

Box 2 of 3

Burma

Box 2 of 3

Burma Correspondence

Box 2 of 3

Field Notes, 1933-1935

Box 2 of 3

Field Notes, 1935-1944

Box 2 of 3

Field Notes, 1936

Box 2 of 3

Field Notes, 1936-1938

Box 2 of 3

Field Notes, 1938

Box 2 of 3

Field Notes, 1945-1950

Box 2 of 3

Field Notes, 1946-1951

Box 2 of 3

Field Notes, 1947

Box 2 of 3

Field Notes, 1956

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Field Notes, 1960

Box 3 of 3

Field Notes, 1961-1962

Box 3 of 3

Field Notes, 1974

Box 3 of 3

Field Notes, 1975

Box 3 of 3

Field Notes, 1978

Box 3 of 3

Field Notes, 1979

Box 3 of 3

Field Notes, 1980

Box 3 of 3

Field Notes, 1981

Box 3 of 3

Field Notes, 1982

Box 3 of 3

Field Notes, 1983

Box 3 of 3

Field Notes, 1984

Box 3 of 3

Field Notes, 1985

Box 3 of 3

Field Notes, 1986

Box 3 of 3

Field Notes, 1987

Box 3 of 3

Field Notes, 1988

Box 3 of 3

Field Notes, 1989

Box 3 of 3

Field Notes, 1990

Box 3 of 3

Field Notes, Miscellaneous

Box 3 of 3

Manuscript Drafts - Insects of Panama and Mesoamerica

Original (2 folders)

Box 3 of 3

Rev. 1

Box 3 of 3

Rev. 2

Box 3 of 3

Rev. 3

Box 3 of 3

Rev. 4

Box 3 of 3

Rev. 5

Box 3 of 3

Rev. 6

Box 3 of 3

Rev. 7

Box 3 of 3

Galley Proof

Box 3 of 3

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